Cockpit and deck layout are the same as the full size Taran but the overall length has been reduced. This gives even more manoeuvrability and a nice smooth ride over larger steep seas. The 16 is a fast boat that you can throw about.
Stepping away from convention once again, speed has not been reduced - the 16 is not going to live in the shadow of its big bother. The trademark downwind handling is still there too, combined with excellent surf handling. The 16 really comes to life with a nice wave to surf!
The high volume front deck has been retained and the hull form is very close to the original Taran, just a touch shorter!
The Taran 16, like a Taran - surf, speed and stability (but fits in the garage easier!).
Length (cm) 508 Width (cm) 51.5 Front hatch (liters) ± 110 Cockpit (liters) ± 145 Rear hatch (liters) ± 108 Deck hatch (liters) ± 6 Diameter front hatch (cm) 24 Diameter rear hatch (c,) 24 / 50 Diameter cockpit hatch (cm) 12 Oval rear hatch Yes Knee tube / Deck hatch Yes Variable skeg Option Manufacturer Rockpool Kayaks Herkomst Verenigd Koninkrijk Shipping weight (g) 0.0000